Engineering 3D brain models 

Brain organoids serve as avatars for studying human neurobiology and advancing drug discovery for neurological disorders. 

The human brain, with its incredible complexity, is one of the most challenging organs to study. Traditional animal models often fail to capture the intricacies of how the human brain develops and functions and how brain disorders come about. In recent years, there have been exciting advancements in creating advanced 3D brain models that more closely mimic the brain's structural organization and environment in vitro. In this webinar, Madeline Lancaster will discuss how her team creates cerebral organoids and uses these in vitro models to better understand human brain development and neurodevelopmental diseases. 

Topics to be covered

  • Creating self-organizing cerebral organoids from human pluripotent stem cells 
  • Using cerebral organoids to investigate human neurodevelopment and neurodevelopmental disorders

Thursday, June 20th, 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time
This webinar will be available to view live and on demand.


Madeline Lancaster, PhD

Madeline Lancaster, PhD

Group Leader
Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology